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Husband killed, wife critical as robbers open fire during Joburg home invasion



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A home invasion on Sunday night left a man dead and his wife fighting for her life after they were shot by robbers in Randpark, Johannesburg.

Emer-G-Med private emergency services paramedics found the man had sustained fatal gunshot wounds and he was declared dead.

His wife was also shot several times and was stabilised before being taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Reports from the scene indicated there were several armed assailants.

Police are investigating the incident.- TimesLIVE

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Watch: Teddy Mafia’s son-in-law targeted in Shallcross drive-by shooting



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Kesavan Isaac Naidoo, the son-in-law of slain alleged Durban drug boss “Teddy Mafia” has survived a brazen attempted assassination on Wednesday, his family confirmed.

The incident took place at about 10am in Shallcross, south of Durban.

Naidoo, 41, is the son-in-law of Yaganathan Pillay – also known as Teddy Mafia.

He was shot twice in a daylight hit on Table Mountain Drive. The incident was captured on CCTV.

“Isaac was shot in both legs and his driver was shot in the hand. Both of them survived. They’re in hospital,” he said.

Read also: Alleged Durban drug kingpin Teddy Mafia killed, suspects beheaded

Pillay said Naidoo was in the back seat while his wife was in the front. The shooting, seen in the footage, takes place moments after they open the doors of their vehicle to get out.

In the footage, a white vehicle can be seen driving along Table Mountain Drive before it is stopped, partially blocking the left hand side of the road. Thirteen seconds later, Naidoo’s vehicle, a white Toyota Fortuna, pulls up.

The back passenger door of the Fortuner is opened, but it is not clear from the footage who the person was who opened it or if they got out of the vehicle.

Naidoo’s wife is seen getting out of the front passenger side of the vehicle and walks towards the rear of the SUV.

Suddenly, four men alight from the stationary vehicle, three of them drawing firearms and running towards the Fortuner, firing multiple shots. The fourth man stands next to the white car.

As the bullets are fired, Naidoo’s driver accelerates and drives past the other vehicle. Naidoo is presumably in the vehicle as it speeds away, but this could not immediately be confirmed.

Pillay said Naidoo was doing “OK”.

Police have been approached for comment, and this story will be updated.


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Facebook Down, Instagram and WhatsApp also offline



Facebook Down, Instagram and WhatsApp also offline

Facebook is currently experiencing an outage impacting its family of sites including WhatsApp and Instagram.

Most Facebook users are seeing an error message that says ‘This site can’t be reached.’ On Instagram, the error message shows as a 5xx Server Error message.

The outage is impacting users on both desktop and mobile.

“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products,” Andy Stone, policy communications manager at Facebook, tweeted on Monday. “We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience.”

Facebook Messenger and Oculus are also experiencing outages.

The first reports on started around 5pm.

According to The Verge, the issue is likely related to a DNS issue. When Slack experienced an outage last week, it was also related to DNS issues.

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Tributes pour in for guard shot and killed in Gateway mall robbery



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Tributes have poured in for a security guard who was shot during a robbery at The Gateway Theatre of Shopping in uMhlanga on Wednesday.

Sihle Zulu, a tactical officer at Excellerate Security Services, was shot while confronting robbers who were fleeing across a parking lot after holding up a jewellery store in the complex. He died in hospital on Friday.

On Wednesday, several men walked into Damjee Jewellers dressed in Arabstyle outfits. They broke display cabinets and took jewellery from the store. The men fled through the shopping mall, pulling a big bag containing jewellery. Zulu was in the car park when he was shot.

Emer-G-Med paramedics said Zulu was shot in the abdomen. He was rushed to hospital.

Excellerate Security Services said Zulu had a passion for life.

“It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I inform you that we have lost one of our Excellerate family members … He was shot on Wednesday during an armed robbery at Gateway when he attempted to take on a heavily-armed gang. In his passing, we have lost not only a colleague, but also a gentleman and friend.”

Damjee Jewellers manager Yasheen Nathoo said they were saddened by Zulu’s death, but would always be grateful for his braveness.

Nathoo said it was the first time the shop had been robbed.

“It is so unfortunate that we lose good men to thieves. Zulu passed away fighting for the safety of us and our customers.

“It shows without a doubt that he lived by the code of fighting against crime. We are saddened that he lost his life fighting for ours. We will always be grateful for his braveness fighting for protection, peace and safety till the end.”

In a tribute on social media, Durban North police reservist Carol van Tonder said she was devastated.

“I am devastated about the loss of Sihle Zulu, who I hoped would pull through after being shot at Gateway. He was a true gentleman. He was always friendly and smiling, his towering presence was something to be admired. He was a pleasure to work with.”

Police spokesperson Thembeka Mbele said a case of armed robbery and murder was opened at Durban North SAPS.

The Gateway marketing manager Michelle Shelley assured customers the shopping centre was safe. Preventative measures and strategies were an ongoing collaborative effort between private security companies, industry experts, other shopping centres and the SAPS, she said.

Attempts to get hold of Zulu’s family were unsuccessful. – Daily News

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